Tech Tip: Unable to connect to DB2 using Portal

Discussion created by gilta03 Champion on May 9, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 14, 2017 by Brian Weissman

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When attempting to connect to DB2 using the C:\Program Files\CA\CA Test Data Manager Portal\tomcat\jdbc-drivers\db2jcc4.jar driver, I am receiving the following error message in the log file: 


HTTP Error - SERVICE UNAVAILABLE: Could not load JDBC driver class []; nested exception is java.sql.SQLException


This connection works with Datamaker, but not in the Portal. I have tried to adding the common.jar and the db24jcclic.jar without success. I have restarted the portal after dropping jar files into the tomcat jdbc-driver folder for each test. I have also tested with these three jar files without success- db2jcc4.jar, db2jcc4_license_cu.jar and db2jcc4_license_cisuz.jar.



If you receive this error, you most likely do not have the jar file in the correct location.

The following forum discussions describe how Tomcat is loading the jar files: 



Please copy the db2jcc4.jar file into your tomcat lib directory folder. By default, this is located at C:\Program Files\CA\CA Test Data Manager Portal\tomcat\lib. 


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